Leroy Kilby Guthrie

April 2, 1935July 1, 2018

Leroy Kilby Guthrie, born in Sommerville, MA, left this life to join his parents, Lucas and Mildred Guthrie with the Lord, on July 1, 2018. He became a Master Mason in 2001 and was a Shriner. He was a self-taught drummer, who loved playing with the bands and musicians including Norview High School band, Army Band, Walter Noona Trio with Bruce Blanchard, Jeep Bennetts Dixie Land Band, with Billy Morris and Lou Sacks, the Metro Band as well as the Shriners Band. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Billie Jean Guthrie; his daughter, Delayne Guthrie; his step-children, Christine, Cindy (deceased), Douglas and Melissa; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; his sister, Mildred Walling; his niece and nephew. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, with a visitation beginning one hour prior. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 6, 2018

Leroy Kilby Guthrie

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Ms Louise Carpenter Gaskins

July 4, 2018

To the family of Leroy, I want to extend my condolences & prayers, on his passing.
I was a friend back in 1954, when he was in the band along with Don Meeks
and others members of our class of 1955.
Louise Carpenter Gaskins (1955)